Complete Dependable Water to Wire Solutions Provider for Your Hydroelectric Projects from 200kW to 30MW
Since 1992 NORCAN has been a leading Canadian manufacturer of best-in-class, high-performance, competitively priced hydropower turbines and Water to Wire technology delivering Total Cost Ownership Advantage (TCOA) solutions to the hydropower plant owners. NORCAN continues a long Canadian tradition of Hydroelectric turbine manufacturer best quality technology that started in 1867.
Project Chaudière Québec Modernization +
Hydropower the Clean Energy of the Future since 1882
Modernization of the 106 years old Smooth Rock Falls hydropower plant +
To support mitigating Climate Change with hydropower modern technologies
Hydroelectric power plants have a life cycle of several decades, typically 80 years or more. Several of them have well over 100 years of operation in North America. Over time, these hydropower plants went through various revitalization, upgrade, or modernization processes. NORCAN’s expertise with hydropower plant competencies has demonstrated over the years to design and manufacture their turbines with best in class state-of-the-art modern hydraulic geometries. By optimizing the hydroelectric equipment with modern technologies, NORCAN will increase the dependability and efficiency of your renewable energy hydropower plant. The immediate results are more power from the same structure, net flows, and net head, unlocking more kWh of sustainable, reliable annual green energy generation. In addition, modernization will maximize the revenues of any power station with competitive ROI on the capital investment cost while supporting building climate resilience step by step, one by one power station for a sustainable world.
State of the Art Modern Technology with Best Efficiencies for more Power Output & Annual Energy Production
Engineered Solutions with Modern Technology
The hydropower brownfield projects are significant assets for their owners while providing proven sustainable resources mitigating climate change. They are critical elements for grid reliability, inertia, flexibility, and the fundamental pillar of governing the intermittency of wind and solar energy. They must remain on-line with dependable operations with increased annual energy production while providing the crucial renewable energy to build up climate resilience.→ READ MORE
Propeller to KAPLAN Conversion
The crucial benefit of the NORCAN propeller turbine to a new KAPLAN turbine conversion with modern hydraulic geometries is the short lead time from design to production, optimizing the planned downtime for the modernization to a strict minimum. In addition, the benefit of NORCAN conversion is significantly increasing the power output and subsequently the annual sustainable energy production with no civil work, with the same rated net head, rated flows, and superior dependability, maximizing revenue for the owner with a competitive cost of ownership advantage.→ READ MORE
NORCAN Small Hydro Power Units PGS & PAT replacement
NORCAN Plug & Generate Solution (PGS) and PAT replacement (Pump As Turbine) is factory assembled as an integral one-piece unit with a direct drive between the turbine and PMG generator (Permanent Magnet Generator). The direct-drive removes the weak link in the hydro generating units, the gearbox, drastically increasing...→ READ MORE
BARBER Hydro Turbines
BARBER Hydro Turbines were very good turbines and equipment in the ’80s. After decades of operation, the 1600 plus installed BARBER Turbines have passed their prime design life cycle. NORCAN has already performed several repairs, modernization, or replacement on BARBER turbines.→ READ MORE
Water to Wire
NORCAN water to wires solution from a single source, ensures that all components and deliverables fit and work together as engineered for decades of dependable operations with preventive, predictive operations and maintenance.→ READ MORE
Shop Assembly & FAT
Shop assembly for fit and finish, the most critical element to compliance, best-in-class quality made and assembled in Canada, on-time delivery during installation and commissioning. NORCAN is 100% fully committed to total customer satisfaction!→ READ MORE
Installations & Commissioning
NORCAN installations team consists of actively experienced crews from NORCAN FTE’s (P.Eng & Red Seal Technicians) with the support of 11 tenured independent contractors (IC) who have worked with NORCAN for the last 20 years on most of their hydro projects.→ READ MORE
Engineering R&D Project Management
Highly Integrated Concurrent Engineering Holistic Approach
NORCAN engineering and R&D provide a highly integrated and holistic approach to concurrent engineering, with skilled and experienced multidisciplinary professional engineers and drafting designers with cross-functional working teams.→ READ MORE
NORCAN R&D in-house computational fluid dynamics CFD, FEA, and FMEA analysis. NORCAN engineers are now collaborating with a world leading turbine hydraulic fluid machinery dynamic laboratories located in Austria supporting NORCAN top modern hydraulic geometries based on homologous runners.
NORCAN R&D capability is coupled with optimization tools using integrated Artificial Intelligence (AI) to leverage machine learning in order to reach better solutions in less time than conventional optimizers while working with more degrees of freedom.→ READ MORE
NORCAN project management is a flawless process that has an integrated multidisciplinary group approach with concurrent engineering forming the basis for best-in-class quality, with on-time delivery for total customer satisfaction.→ READ MORE
Services Inspection Repair & Spare Parts
One Stop Full Services & Repair by the Holistic System Integrator & Solutions Provider
Services, Inspection and After Sales
NORCAN Services, Inspection, Field Services, After Sales focus on Preventive to Predictive Maintenance from the holistic hydroelectric power plant system integrator. NORCAN Services, Field Services & Inspection offering a full scope of services from the inspection of a single component replacement, upgrade, or to the modernization of your entire hydropower plant.
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NORCAN is your One-Stop Full Services Provider, your One Point of Contact with the most competitive costs and repair services experience for turbine and generator parts and repair of your hydropower plant.
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News & Information
Latest News on NORCAN
Chaudière Falls 12 MW, Québec
Chaudière Falls 12 MW, Québec. NORCAN completed and commissioned an existing hydropower plant modernization successfully. Three new NORCAN FRANCIS...
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Kenora Falls 6 MW, Ontario
Kenora Falls 6 MW, Ontario Green/Brownfield project Modernization with 6 new Vertical NORCAN Propeller Open Pit Axial Flow with...
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Tell NORCAN about your project
Existing Project Inquiry Upgrade / Modernization • BARBER Turbines Project Inquiry • New Greenfield Project Inquiry .
Existing Project Services Inspection & Repair Inquiry • Spares Part or OEM Inquiry
Join the Canadian leader in hydropower turbine design
Do you want to join the Canadian leader in hydropower turbine design, manufacturing, and renewable energy, best-in-class made in Canada? Do you want to be part of a great team while doing your part to battle climate change? Work minutes away from Ottawa, Canada capital, one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. We are looking for a dedicated team player and talented individuals to join NORCAN, an agile and dynamic company doing its part in mitigating climate change while building climate resilience for a sustainable world step by step!
The Voice of Customers, the 12 Points Factor
Choosing NORCAN means having an approved, and qualified partner for most IPP’s, Utilities, Quasi-Gov, and Municipalities in Canada and the United States. Several of these recurring customers are the most significant in North America. They choose NORCAN because they team up with a trusted partner that will go beyond their expectations for total customer satisfaction. The quality of a relationship may often take years to be recognized, NORCAN is and always will be there to serve you and your hydroelectric assets!
Reputation, dependability, and integrity, NORCAN is a very well-respected brand name in Canada and the United States. The result of the NORCAN owner's philosophy is whatever it takes for total customer satisfaction.
NORCAN team is well known and valued by customers for taking ownership of their projects as a single point of responsibility. It's in the company's DNA.
Strategically located workshop where quality turbines and components are manufactured in North America, best-in-class made in Canada, with core components sourced in Canada and the United States, is essential for several North American customers.
High level of qualification, knowledge, quality craftsmanship, and expertise from the NORCAN team.
Experienced, competent, and reliable field services team during installation and after-sales.
For over 20 years, the same NORCAN personnel have been working with recurring customers. They know how to work together for flawless execution with on-time delivery.
High level of customer experience and satisfaction throughout the process from sales, engineering, procurement, project management, on-time delivery, installation, commissioning, and after-sales services.
Quality, efficiency, performance, dependable best-in-class hydropower generating equipment with proven Total Cost Ownership Advantage (TCOA) solutions to the hydropower plant owners.
Highest level of turbine efficiency in cooperation with one of Europe's most respected hydraulic fluid machinery dynamic laboratories from Austria. Unique expertise in the market for FRANCIS Camelback, propeller turbine to highly efficient KAPLAN conversions. Modern hydraulic geometries significantly increase the power output and annual energy production, thus maximizing revenue.
Due to NORCAN'S local manufacturing and proximity to most projects, there are no risks from overseas logistics while reducing their carbon footprint. Carbon Footprint reduction is becoming an essential topic for large investment firms who finance and invest in renewable energy to support the fight against climate change as a responsible steward to the environment.
Extreme flexibility and customization level to fit the most complex project sites with a total tailor-made solution to site-specific. NORCAN local workshop proximity and expertise are crucial in reducing downtime and highly relevant in the modernization of brownfield projects from the perspective of project owners and plant operators .
Four significant IPP's and utilities customers in Canada and the United States. work exclusively with NORCAN for their hydro assets projects and future development.
Gemini General Manager
John Stasiuk, P. Eng
Generation Supervisor Bracebridge Generation Ltd.
Mayor City of Pelican Alaska
Director of Engineering Grand River Conservation Authority